West Devon Way
Explore the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park on this walk through beautiful Devon.
The route begins in Okehampton and passes through Sourton, Lydford, Mary Tavy, Tavistock and Bickleigh before finishing in the maritime city of Plymouth.
Trail highlights include the picturesque Meldon Reservoir and the town of Lydford with its noteworthy castle and nearby Lydford Gorge. Near Tavistock you visit Double Waters, a lovely spot where the River Walkham meets the River Tavy. There are also lovely waterside stretches along the River Tavy near Tavistock and along the River Plym into Plymouth.
For an excellent full guide to this route from Devon CC please click here.
West Devon Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
West Devon Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
West Devon Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
West Devon Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
West Devon Way Pubs/Cafes
On the walk you could stop for refreshments at the Highwayman Inn for a great pub experience. The pub is considered England's most unusual inn with a marvellous interior and an interesting mix of ancient artifacts. It dates from the 11th-century and is also said to be haunted! The wonderful inn is located to the west of Meldon Reservoir at Sourton, postcode EX20 4HN.